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Meet Urvi Piramal

Businesswoman. Conservationist. Wildlife photographer. Artist. Urvi Piramal is all these and more. An inveterate traveller, she has wandered the wilds of Patagonia, explored the Arctic and Africa and even negotiated the rugged wildernesses of Mongolia. But as she makes clear to Bittu Sahgal,…

To Paint And Bloom

Bikram Grewal, birdman and keen collector of natural history art, chats with accomplished botanical illustrator Hemlata Pradhan. The founder trustee of the Kalimpong-based Himalayan Trust for Natural History Art (HTNHA), which is presently setting up…

Studying The Farmers Of The Forest

Rohit Naniwadekar speaks to Sanctuary’s Anadya Singh, sharing vital information on hornbill behaviour from his 11 years of experience and research, expounding the idea behind the Pakke Paga Festival and articulating the importance of community participation in conservation efforts.

Cartooning For Wildlife

Wildlife artist Rohan Chakravarty opens up to ornithologist and author Bikram Grewal about his unusual career choice, the people who inspire him and the joys of wildlife cartooning. He shares his thoughts on how conservation can be fused into any and every career…

Logging A Significant Threat To Hornbills, Says Field Biologist Nandini Velho

Nandini Velho, a trained field biologist who won a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award in 2015, speaks to Sanctuary’s  Anadya Singh about crucial issues concerning the iconic hornbills, their habitat and the conservation measures that need to be taken. 

Sanctuary’s Lifetime Service Award Winner of 2016 S.E.H. Kazmi In Conversation With Bittu Sahgal

Bittu Sahgal speaks to Sanctuary’s Lifetime Service Award 2016 winner S.E.H. Kazmi the kind of human being our children need to look up to as a true hero.

“Till The Gharial Gets The Support Of The Chief Minister I Don’t Foresee Any Difficulty”

On World Environment Day, June 5, 2016, the heart-warming arrival of a few gharial hatchlings confirmed a new breeding population of the species along river Gandak, in Bihar. Samir Kumar Sinha, heads the Gharial Conservation Project of Wildlife Trust of India…

Meet S.E.H. Kazmi

Bittu Sahgal speaks to Sanctuary’s Lifetime Service Award winner of 2016 S.E.H. Kazmi, who has had a profound influence on the conservation map of Palamau and Hazaribagh for over three decades and will continue to do so.

Canvassing For Wildlife

In a tête-à-tête with ornithologist, author and publisher, Bikram Grewal, artist Meena Subramaniam tells readers that she wants aesthetes to feel the connection we have with the web of life and to inspire them with positivity. Settled in the little town of Kumily,…

My Jungle: Conserving Private Forests Along The Konkan Coast

With the launch of an ambitious new project that aims to conserve the native flora and fauna of the Konkan region, Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) branches out from its campaigning and data collection…

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